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Title: Wrench Display Board
Post by: woodland_hank on March 19, 2018, 03:20:26 PM
I'm altering this post to include multiple wrench display boards I'm making. There may be a few other displays added in here as well. As of now I like the theme of the displays I'm making. All are maple with maple plywood to direct the focus on the tools themselves. These will be hung with the Williams board and some others at some point in the future.

Just finished up another wrench display board. These Hinsdale wrenches date from the 1930's and were made in the Chicago area. While this collection didn't require the tenacity the Williams collection did, it did take a number of years from the 1st wrench to the completed display. Let's just say I lost my focus on a number of things in life and am now playing catch-up. The advertisement is out of a Popular Science magazine from June of 1929. It's a paper copy that's taped on. Later this week I'm get a photo print of the ad made at Walgreen's and will adhere it to the board for the finishing touch.
Title: Re: Hinsdale Display
Post by: Northwoods on March 19, 2018, 03:30:32 PM
Very nice!  I have the set, but mine are mounted in a simple picture frame.  Nice work!
Title: Re: Hinsdale Display
Post by: Yadda on March 19, 2018, 06:15:21 PM
Another beauty!
Title: Re: Hinsdale Display
Post by: turnnut on March 19, 2018, 06:22:43 PM
A tip of the cap to you sir, I never get tired of seeing any thing on wrenches. thank you. nice job again. Frank
Title: Re: Hinsdale Display
Post by: bill300d on March 19, 2018, 07:30:46 PM
I've got to agree with everyone else. Its all in the details.
Title: Re: Hinsdale Display
Post by: p_toad on March 19, 2018, 08:12:35 PM
"Sorry if this is getting redundant"

Nothing to apologize for.   Looks great!  :smiley:
Title: Re: Hinsdale Display
Post by: Plyerman on March 20, 2018, 04:23:15 PM
Very lovely. I likes it a lot :wink:
Title: Re: Hinsdale Display
Post by: lptools on March 20, 2018, 04:39:08 PM
Hello, Hank. Another fine job on your display work!!!!!!!! Regards, Lou
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: woodland_hank on March 21, 2018, 01:02:00 PM
A NOS Craftsman open end wrench set from the early 70's. I incorporated an emblem from a table saw parts machine to break up the vinyl cutting theme a bit. I also considered using an emblem off an old tool box.
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: woodland_hank on April 07, 2018, 04:54:04 PM
Another display board done.  This one is a set of angle head Snap-On wrenches.  I'd love to have the complete set of angle head wrenches Snap-On offered but I simply can't afford them.  The board is the exact same construction as all the rest.  However, I modified a Snap-On catalog page for the header of this board.  It will be photo printed and adhered at a later date.  The standard paper print is a place holder for now.
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: turnnut on April 07, 2018, 06:50:39 PM
 mighty snappy displays that you have put together.  I admire your ability to think them out.  Frank
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Post by: lptools on April 08, 2018, 06:07:45 AM
Nicely done, again!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing! Regards, Lou
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: woodland_hank on April 11, 2018, 07:40:34 AM
And a couple more. First is a display of some vintage locks that belonged to my grandfather. Next is a Barcalo wrench display with a print of the patent document.
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: gibsontool on April 11, 2018, 08:46:00 AM
Wow. Those are very nice display boards.Makes me want to get to my ass out to the shop and try to do something along those lines. Any chance you could tell me what sizes that set of Barcalos include?
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: Northwoods on April 11, 2018, 01:14:39 PM
Sweet Barcalo set!
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: gibsontool on April 14, 2018, 10:14:50 AM
 The reason I was asking the sizes of the convex Barcalo set is because you show 6 pieces and I have 8 different sizes in my collection, with several duplicats in most of the sizes. Following are the sizes I have.  1x15/16, 7/8x25/32, 3/4x5/8, 11/66x19/32, 5/8x9/16, 9/16x1/2, 7/16x3/8, and 13/32x5/16.
 If you want to let me know which ones you don't have I'll look and see if I have any spares in those sizes and If I do your welcome to them for the cost of shipping. I am up in Canada so so it will cost a little more than it would to ship from one of the states. It would be a damn shame to have to rework or make a new display board but you do such a nise job I'm sure you could handle it. I would like to display mine in a similar fashion so if you don't mind I'll probably try to pick your brain a bit as to how you got that Barcalo decal. It really looks good. Let me know, Jim.
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: woodland_hank on April 20, 2018, 06:03:21 AM
The reason I was asking the sizes of the convex Barcalo set is because you show 6 pieces and I have 8 different sizes in my collection, with several duplicats in most of the sizes. Following are the sizes I have.  1x15/16, 7/8x25/32, 3/4x5/8, 11/66x19/32, 5/8x9/16, 9/16x1/2, 7/16x3/8, and 13/32x5/16.
 If you want to let me know which ones you don't have I'll look and see if I have any spares in those sizes and If I do your welcome to them for the cost of shipping. I am up in Canada so so it will cost a little more than it would to ship from one of the states. It would be a damn shame to have to rework or make a new display board but you do such a nise job I'm sure you could handle it. I would like to display mine in a similar fashion so if you don't mind I'll probably try to pick your brain a bit as to how you got that Barcalo decal. It really looks good. Let me know, Jim.

Jim, my set includes 3/32 x 5/16, 7/16 x 3/8, 9/16 x 1/2, 11/16 x 19/32, 3/4 x 5/8 and 7/8 x 25/32.
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: woodland_hank on April 20, 2018, 06:34:16 AM
Thanks to Skip I had to make a new display board for the additional wrench in the Hinsdale collection.  I'm not complaining by any means!  Also, I may offer offer the 5 wrench display on the classifieds here if there's any interest.  Anybody have the #1-#5 set they want to display?
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: gibsontool on April 20, 2018, 04:07:02 PM
For some reason I could not send the pics on a pm so I'll try it here
 One pic shows my set which has 9 different sizes ( not 8 like I had said ) and the other picture shows the 2 that I could send you, unfortunately I don"t have a spare 5/8x9/16.The two I can send are the 1x15/16 and a 1/2x 7/16.
 It looks to me that I might be missing one size probably a 3/8x5/16.This is just a quess by looking at the lengths that get progesivly shorter as the sizes decrease
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: gibsontool on April 20, 2018, 04:14:45 PM
I see I need to start using spell check in my posts.
If anybody has a Barcalo convex pattern 3/8x5/16 wrench I'd sure be interested in a purchase or a trade.
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: woodland_hank on April 24, 2018, 01:06:57 PM
I finished a few more tool display boards this week. First up is a 1/4" drive SK set. Then the vintage Estwing hammer display
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: turnnut on April 24, 2018, 06:39:56 PM
 two more eye catching displays, nice job.
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: Plyerman on April 24, 2018, 08:29:56 PM
Nice. You can get started on mine anytime. :wink:
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: woodland_hank on May 08, 2018, 01:05:16 PM
A couple more displays done! Let me preface that these are not wrenches but I'm posting them here anyway.  The first is a late 50's True Temper Rocket A-16 hammer that is in pretty decent shape considering it's been used regularly. The second is a set of Stanley chisels my dad bought me at Coast to Coast hardware store in 1984 when I was in 7th grade.  The chisels are not exactly antique tools but they hold sentimental meaning for me.
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: t115145 on May 08, 2018, 08:08:48 PM
Do you mind if I steal your design for my Plomb display?
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: woodland_hank on May 08, 2018, 08:51:22 PM
I don’t mind at all. In fact I’m working on a Plomb pebble combo set now. I still need a number of bigger wrenches to finish out the set. Then I can make the display.
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: t115145 on May 09, 2018, 08:20:58 PM
You wouldn't happen to have an extra 3/8 pebble combo would you?
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: mikeswrenches on May 10, 2018, 03:52:14 AM
You wouldn't happen to have an extra 3/8 pebble combo would you?

What size large combos are you missing?

Mike
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: Northwoods on May 10, 2018, 11:03:00 AM
You wouldn't happen to have an extra 3/8 pebble combo would you?

I spotted a little Plomb combo in the bottom of a box of C-man OE's.  Drat!  It was another 7/16. 
The search goes on.
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: woodland_hank on May 10, 2018, 11:11:17 AM
You wouldn't happen to have an extra 3/8 pebble combo would you?

What size large combos are you missing?

Mike

I found a 3/8" combo almost immediately on ebay for fairly cheap.  I think it was $12 shipped and it's in decent shape.
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: woodland_hank on May 10, 2018, 11:12:40 AM
You wouldn't happen to have an extra 3/8 pebble combo would you?

What size large combos are you missing?

Mike

I need 13/16 and everything above 1".  Otherwise I have all of them including the 3/8" and 5/16".
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: woodland_hank on May 10, 2018, 11:13:18 AM
This will be the last display for a while (probably). I don't plan on any others till I finish my Plomb pebble combo set. Of course something in my workshop could catch my eye. The Stanley chisels were a spontaneous project. This is an Artisan/S-K ratchet and socket set I assembled. My grandfather had this set but my brother (retirement planner with little interest in tools) inherited them.
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: mikeswrenches on May 10, 2018, 11:59:00 AM
Hank, I’m pretty sure I have a 1 1/16 in. one. It’s in my motor home so will be a few days before I can check.

Mike
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: woodland_hank on May 11, 2018, 06:59:24 AM
Hank, I’m pretty sure I have a 1 1/16 in. one. It’s in my motor home so will be a few days before I can check.

Mike

Thanks!
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: leg17 on September 13, 2018, 06:05:17 PM
Hank
Where did you get the clips holding the wrenches?
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: woodland_hank on September 21, 2018, 09:06:49 AM
Which board are you talking about?  The open and combo wrenches are held on with simple L-hooks I bought at the hardware store.
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: leg17 on September 21, 2018, 04:19:20 PM
that's the ones.
thanks
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: d42jeep on September 23, 2018, 08:04:56 PM
For some reason I could not send the pics on a pm so I'll try it here
 One pic shows my set which has 9 different sizes ( not 8 like I had said ) and the other picture shows the 2 that I could send you, unfortunately I don"t have a spare 5/8x9/16.The two I can send are the 1x15/16 and a 1/2x 7/16.
 It looks to me that I might be missing one size probably a 3/8x5/16.This is just a quess by looking at the lengths that get progesivly shorter as the sizes decrease
Here is a page from the ‘43 Barcalo Catalog.
-Don
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: gibsontool on September 24, 2018, 09:33:16 AM
Thanks Don. Iv'e been looking for that info without any luck for a long time. Unfortunately the sizes are not very clear, The one I'm not sure of is the second to last ,the 26-731C. Could you possibly have a look and let me know what the sizes are. If you or anyone wants to do some trading of this pattern I have several duplicates. I know now that I'm missing the 26-725  7/16" x1/2" and the 26-731C whatever size that may be. Jim.
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: turnnut on September 24, 2018, 06:35:35 PM
 26-732C looks like 3/4"  -11/16"
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: p_toad on September 24, 2018, 07:56:12 PM
my best reading of that is

26-731C looks like 3/4" - 15/16"
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: gibsontool on September 25, 2018, 11:14:04 AM
My first thought was 3/4 x 15/16 but that just dosn't make sense to my way of thinking. 3/4 x 11/16 sounds more logical
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: d42jeep on September 28, 2018, 03:30:23 AM
As illogical as it seems, I believe that size is 3/4” x 15/16”. The second half of the part number is supposed to correspond to the Industry Standard Number, as far as I can tell, and I don’t see a 731C in Alloy Artifact’s chart. I have some Double Grip DOE wrenches but I’m not sure of the sizes and I’m not where they are at the moment.
-Don
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: d42jeep on September 28, 2018, 03:59:54 AM
Just to muddy the waters a bit more, here is a listing from 1941 that shows some different sizes.
-Don
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: gibsontool on September 28, 2018, 07:19:21 AM
Like you say it's getting a little muddy. I'm going to have another look at my wrenches, I think I have some of the same sizes but the script is on the the opposite face of the wrench,maybe from different production years or whatever?????? Thanks again for the info. where the heck did you find those? Jim.
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: d42jeep on September 28, 2018, 07:45:18 AM
While putting together my onboard Jeep toolset and other WW2 toolsets I became interested in Barcalo and have gathered quite a large collection with plenty of help from my WW2 collecting colleagues. Those guys have the only known Barcalo catalogs and have provided me with some scans. Some of those were also available on Twertsy’s Tool Archives site until it went down. He is working on trying to get it functioning again.
-Don
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: gibsontool on September 28, 2018, 06:17:07 PM
Thanks Don. I haven't looked at Twertsty's site for quite a while and didn't realize it was down, nor did I notice his Barcalo posts.I'm on the road in a few days for the remainder of this month and most of next but I have a fairly big collection of Barcalo tools that I'll try to get some pics and post them when I get back.
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: Nasutushenri on September 30, 2018, 08:35:05 AM
Some of those were also available on Twertsy’s Tool Archives site until it went down. He is working on trying to get it functioning again.
-Don

Already thought that Toolarchives was no longer available in Europe.

Regards
Henri
Title: Re: Wrench Display Board
Post by: d42jeep on October 07, 2018, 10:15:44 AM
I found another listing for Barcalo Double Grip wrenches.
-Don